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EXHIBITION NEWSmarket watch38APRIL 2011EXHIBITIONNEWS.CO.UKQuickka Eventsto create amobile app for all four NationalWedding Shows in the UK. Theapp will be designed for theiPhone, Android and Windowsplatforms and will bedownloadable for free through therelevant app stores and showwebsite. The key features of theapp have yet to be disclosed.The NEC has secured the 25-year old surface coating,construction chemicals andadhesives industry exhibitionSurfexPlusfor the first time in2012. Since 1986, the biennialevent has taken place at eitherManchester or Harrogate and wasmost recently at HarrogateInternational Centre. It is organisedby Surfex on behalf of the Oil andColour Chemists' Association.Coca-Colahas signed on as anofficial sponsor of the ScottishExhibition and ConferenceCentre (SECC) in Glasgow. Thethree-year sponsorship deal, whichkicks off today, gives the drinksbrand pouring rights across allevent, conference and exhibitionspace. SECC CEO John Sharkeysaid the new partnership cementedthe venue's commitment to workingwith big brands and addedinternational clout.Eurogamer Expo has renewedits contract with Earls Courtandwill run from 22 to 25 September.The RSVPexhibition for the eventsindustry has partnered with the UKAlliance of Wedding Planners(UKAWP) in a bid to grow theappeal of the show.WINNINGBUSINESSSHARE WATCHA monthly report on the ups and downs ofexhibition companies listed on the LondonStock Exchange and FTSE 100 Index. (Listings correct at time of going to press)Centaurwas trading at 63p down from 70p.Reed Elsevierwas trading still at 553p. Tarsus was trading at 146p up from 141p.ITE Group was trading at 246p up from 234p. Informa was trading at 426p down from 435p. United Business Media was trading at 625p down from 690p. Excel Londonwill host thePlastics Design and Mouldingexhibition and conference (PDM)after it moved from the TelfordInternational Centre to co-locatewith the new ProductDesign andInnovation conference. Theevents will run from 18 to 19 Mayand PDM will feature fewerexhibitors than its previous editionas a result.Melville Exhibition and EventServiceshas won a contract toprovide on-site services to the firstUK Euro Attractions Showthis27 to 29 September. Organised bythe International Association ofAmusement Parks andAttractions, the event will takeplace across Olympia's Grandand National Halls. Melville willprovide furniture, electrics,graphics and exhibitor services.UK-based audiovisual and IT rentalcompany DB Systemshas won acontract to supply 10 eventsorganised by Reed Exhibitions.So far confirmed are: London BookFair and InfoSecurity in April,Offshore Europe, InternationalJewellery London, 100% Designand PPMA in September, HelitechDuxford in October and WorldTravel Market in November. DB alsohas contracts to supply BETT andICE in London 2012, Mobile WorldCongress in Barcelona, IDEX inAbu Dhabi and ITB in Berlin.Mercedes-Benz WorldatWeybridge will hold the launch ofBroker Expo Southon 15September. Organiser IncisiveMedia launched the eventfollowing the success of its five-year old Broker Expo, which willtake place at the Ricoh Arena inCoventry on 3 November.Organiser Ocean Media hassigned an agreement withThe NEC

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